The Rock had been rumored to make a return to WWE. The company recently changed a segment for their upcoming RAW 30th-anniversary special show next week, as they announced a ‘Trial of Sami Zayn’ segment for the show. The change stems from the events on the latest episode of WWE SmackDown. Now it seems The Rock’s WrestleMania 39 status didn’t play into WWE changing the segment with The Bloodline.
The Rock WrestleMania 39 status revealed
The Great One is slated to make his return to the company soon to set up a match against Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. There is speculation that he might return Royal Rumble this year. While, he ha been slated to be involved in WrestleMania 39, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Rock’s status for WrestleMania 39 is not set in stone.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed WWE changing The Bloodline’s Roman Reigns acknowledgement ceremony. Meltzer noted that it had nothing to do with The Rock’s WrestleMania 39 status:
I thought there was a decent chance that these multiple generations acknowledging Roman Reigns, would make a comment about him being right up there with The Rock, somehow planting a seed for a match at WrestleMania. If Rock isn’t doing WrestleMania, there isn’t a point in having this acknowledgement ceremony. Perhaps that’s why it was changed.
I would say no because unless it’s a big swerve, it was known by insiders as the probable thing for a while. It’s not like he gave his final word on Thursday, like ‘Hey, I’m not doing it.’ It’s like they were aware. I think this change was a change of plans. It’s been known for a while. There was still stuff that happened well back, the way he said, there was a lot of skepticism whether that match would take place, going back a month.